Thowra House is a beautiful converted 17th century barn, full of character and charm. The property is set in secluded, private grounds in the heart of the Tempest Park Estate, on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park near the town of Skipton.
The house has been lovingly restored to create a wonderfully luxurious country retreat, with beautiful interiors designed with a funky retro vibe and quirky touches. The setting is truly idyllic, overlooking thousands of acres of parkland with nothing but the sound of the breeze in the trees and the gentle notes of birdsong.
The spacious entrance hall leads through to the reception rooms, with a separate utility area perfect for storing muddy boots. The fully equipped country kitchen offers everything you might need during your stay, with a large breakfast table for informal dining and French doors to the terrace and garden. The formal dining room is a wonderful room, a surprise package of lavish furnishings and opulent decor creating a wonderful setting for special meals.
The beautiful lounge is a glorious concoction of retro chic and contemporary touches, flooded with light thanks to the dual aspect windows and French doors to the terrace. The roaring log fire is the perfect place to curl up with a book on cold winter evenings, or relax with one of the many board games or DVDs. And for something a little more upbeat, there is a state-of-the-art Bose sound system perfect for partying into the night.
The terrace offers stunning views over the Estate, and comes complete with a BBQ, outdoor furniture, a hammock, a fire pit and a hot tub, perfect for watching those beautiful sunsets with a chilled glass of champagne.
Also on the ground floor is the well-equipped study and reading area with a collection of books and a desk (there is WiFi throughout the property), and two individually styled and spacious bedrooms, each with doors to the terrace. The downstairs bedrooms both have king size beds and share a family bathroom equipped with a bath, separate shower, sink and WC, with separate toilet facilities available through the entrance hall.
On the first floor, the master bedroom suite is a particularly spacious room with beautiful views over the parkland, a king size bed and a vast walk in wardrobe. There are two further double rooms with king size beds, both individually styled, and a single bedroom connected via a Jack and Jill bathroom to one of the double bedrooms. There is a luxurious bathroom also on the first floor shared between the master bedroom and a double bedroom.
Outside, there is parking for several cars and a garage with a table tennis table, accessed via the entrance hall. There are private gardens surrounding the property and a large terrace with hot tub. There are miles of beautiful walks and cycle rides from the doorstep, and a wonderful gastro pub within five minutes’ walk of Thowra House. You can also enjoy lunch at Utopia, the Estate’s private restaurant.
If cooking isn’t your style, we can arrange for a private chef to cater for you, from simple home cooked meals to gourmet dining, just let us know your requirements and we will take care of the rest.
There are a plethora of activities available nearby, from country pursuits to adrenaline fuelled adventure days, and of course the breathtaking scenery of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
Thowra House offers haven of tranquillity and escapism and is the ideal luxury holiday house to enjoy this most beautiful of regions – be it a family gathering, private weekend, Christmas break or romantic getaway.